In appreciation for his work in answering questions posted by other Community members, Brian Peasland received a free Oracle OpenWorld Pass from My Oracle Support Community. Brian is an active member of the Oracle Database communities and has achieved the Guru Level of recognition through his participation.
Brian works as the lead DBA for NAU Country Insurance in Fargo, ND and has been involved with database administration for over 13 years. The products he uses most are Oracle DB, enterprise edition with partitioning on Oracle rack and data guard. He also often uses Oracle SQL developer and Enterprise Manager.
Brian participates in the Community three or four times a day, reviewing areas that are of interest to him from the previous day. The Community gives him an opportunity to interact and work directly with Oracle employees, and he has developed relationships with engineers on Oracle Enterprise Manager. “I like that the Community is only for Oracle customers, which helps the community stay at a professional level”. Brian also says that by answering other people’s questions, he finds that his own knowledge increases because it helps him to better understand and apply the information himself.
He encourages other DBAs to get involved early in using the Community and at some point try answering others posts. All the top DBAs he knows participate in a community in some form or another. This probably is not a coincidence.
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